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Rainbow Cruises Alappuzha

With a gold star rating, Rainbow Cruises is one of the best houseboat operators in Kerala. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the houseboats of Rainbow Cruises ensure you an unforgettable holiday experience in the backwaters of Kerala. The quintessential Kerala experience is unraveled for you by Rainbow Cruises with a journey to the world of glee and calm. Nature comes to you in her best attire with all its glory and glamour that is sure to refresh your body and soul alike.

Houseboats of Rainbow Cruises belong to three different categories - Luxury, Premium and Deluxe which has one, two, three or four bath-attached bedrooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising captain, a chef and multilingual guide. Currently Rainbow operates with its own fleet of 25 houseboats. All the houseboats are of gold star rating, which is the highest standard of certification by Kerala Tourism.

In the houseboats of Rainbow Cruises you will be provided with well-trained and experienced captain, crew and cook. The cabins are well furnished to provide all the comforts for you. The toilets and bathrooms are designed to meet global standards in hygiene and furnishing. A modern spacious kitchen equipped with quality utensils and a professional cook is always available to gratify the desires of your taste buds. High quality crockery and glassware are used on the boats. The menu offered by Rainbow Cruises is excellent with the traditional tastes of Kerala, especially the seafood menu. In addition to these facilities one will also be provided excellent reading materials that will be a good companion for the backwater cruise.

All advanced safety systems are installed in the houseboats in addition to the experienced crew who are trained in handling any kind of emergency. Environment-friendly practices are put to use and plastics are strictly prohibited. Rainbow Cruises also has a sewage treatment plant of its own.

Rainbow Cruises has been bagging the Best Approved and Classified Houseboat Operator Award by Kerala Tourism, since 2003 with the most recent one coming in 2011.

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District Tourism Promotion Councils KTDC KTIL Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society BRDC Sargaalaya SIHMK Responsible Tourism Mission KITTS Adventure Tourism Muziris Heritage saathi nidhi Sahapedia
Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033
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